The Damned (1969)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  La Caduta Degli Dei Italy/West Germany, 1969.  Italnoleggio Cinematografico, Praesidens, Pegaso Cinematografica, Eichberg-Film.  Story and Screenplay by Nicola Badalucco, Enrico Medioli, Luchino Visconti.  Cinematography by Pasqualino de Santis, Armando Nannuzzi.  Produced by Ever Haggiag, Alfred Levy.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Vincenzo Del Prato.  Costume Design by Piero Tosi.  Film Editing by…

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Cries And Whispers (1972)

INGMAR BERGMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Viskningar Och Rop Sweden, 1972.  Cinematograph AB, Svenska Filminstitutet. Screenplay by Ingmar Bergman.  Cinematography by Sven Nyvkist. Produced by Ingmar Bergman, Lars-Owe Carlberg.  Production Design by Marik Vos-Lundh.  Costume Design by Marik Vos-Lundh.  Film Editing by Siv Lundgren.  Academy Awards 1973.  National Board of Review Awards 1973.  New York Film Critics Awards 1972.  …

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Hour Of The Wolf (1968)

INGMAR BERGMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Vargtimmen Sweden, 1968.  Svensk Filmindustri.  Screenplay by Ingmar Bergman.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Lars-Owe Carlberg.  Music by Lars Johan Werle.  Production Design by Marik Vos-Lundh.  Costume Design by Mago.  Film Editing by Ulla Ryghe.  National Board of Review Awards 1968.   Ask Ingmar Bergman to interpret La Dolce Vita through his own imagination and…

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The Silence (1963)

INGMAR BERGMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Tystnaden Sweden, 1963.  Svensk Filmindustri.  Screenplay by Ingmar Bergman.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Allan Ekelund.  Music by Ivan Renliden.  Production Design by P.A. Lundgren.  Costume Design by Marik Vos-Lundh, Bertha Sannell.  Film Editing by Ulla Ryghe. Ingmar Bergman closes his ‘faith’ trilogy with a highly erotic, absorbing and expertly directed (if hopelessly pretentious)…

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Winter Light (1963)

INGMAR BERGMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Nattvardsgasterna Sweden, 1963.  Svensk Filmindustri.  Screenplay by Ingmar Bergman.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Allan Ekelund.  Music by Evald Andersson.  Production Design by P.A. Lundgren.  Costume Design by Mago.  Film Editing by Ulla Ryghe.  National Board of Review Awards 1963.   ‘Yes Ingmar, it’s a masterpiece,’ Bergman’s then-wife Kabi Laretei told her husband, ‘But it’s…

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The Magician (1958)

INGMAR BERGMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Ansiktet Sweden, 1958.  Svensk Filmindustri.  Screenplay by Ingmar Bergman.  Cinematography by Gunnar Fischer.  Produced by Allan Ekelund.  Music by Erik Nordgren.  Production Design by P.A. Lundgren.  Costume Design by Greta Johansson, Manne Lindholm.  Film Editing by Oscar Rosander. Max von Sydow is excellent as a conjurer who travels the countryside performing for villagers to…

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Wild Strawberries (1957)

INGMAR BERGMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Smultronstallet Sweden, 1957.  Svensk Filmindustri.  Screenplay by Ingmar Bergman.  Cinematography by Gunnar Fischer.  Produced by Allan Ekelund.  Music by Erik Nordgren.  Production Design by Gittan Gustafsson.  Costume Design by Millie Strom.  Film Editing by Oscar Rosander.  Academy Awards 1959.  Golden Globe Awards 1959.  Podcast:  My Criterions.  Ingmar Bergman’s probing, sensitive drama stars an excellent Victor Sjöström as a…

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